Jeez. I was only off line for a few hours yesterday, but in that time the whole "balloon boy" story spawned, went viral, got blogged and tweeted around the world a dozen times, and then fizzled out.
By the time I heard about it, people were already referring to it in the past tense. Gawker had even done a retrospective.
I feel like I missed one of those rare chances to be a part of something big--like watching that white Bronco driving down the interstate.
I'll just have to wait until the 5-year-anniversary "where are they now?" articles to come out.